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    Default what the acronyms sa and bo stand for?

    In the drm source code for radeon, the acronyms sa and bo are very frequently used (for example, in radeon_sa.c) , but nowhere explained. my guesses are

    sa = standalone allocator???
    bo = buffer object????

    does anybody know what these acronyms represent??

    from my reading of the source code, I deduce that they relate to memory allocation for ring buffer, but I am not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sourcecodereader View Post
    In the drm source code for radeon, the acronyms sa and bo are very frequently used (for example, in radeon_sa.c) , but nowhere explained. my guesses are

    sa = standalone allocator???
    bo = buffer object????

    does anybody know what these acronyms represent??

    from my reading of the source code, I deduce that they relate to memory allocation for ring buffer, but I am not sure.
    sa = sub-allocator
    bo = buffer object

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd5f View Post
    sa = sub-allocator
    bo = buffer object
    thanks a lot, everything is a bit clearer now.
    It will be great if somebody adds this explanation as a comment to the appropriate places in source code.

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